MLE CHRIST UNLIMITED - MAKKINK x MEDICOM

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MLE CHRIST UNLIMITED - MAKKINK x MEDICOM

870.00

2016

Limited edition Medicom Toys Japan

Unopened in its original box

52cm/20in

 

The Christ Unlimited sculptures entered pop culture through their inclusion in Alex’s bedroom in the movie A Clockwork Orange. Makkink explains how this happened:


 

“The Christ Unlimited figures were not designed especially for A Clockwork Orange. They formed part of my studio work at the time, and, after seeing them there, Kubrick wanted to use them for the film because they probably had the futuristic look he and his wife wanted. In the late sixties and early seventies, we, London based artists, felt terribly hip. We didn’t want to fight the establishment so much as shock them. Christ Unlimited was inspired by a crucified Christ statuette that I had found. The left arm and both legs from the waist down had been broken off. I replaced them in a more joyous pose – that of a dancer in the midst of a popular folk dance from the Balkans and the Middle East, known as The Butchers Dance.”

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